hang tight

idiom

Definition of hang tight

US, informal
: to wait before doing anything
  • Investors are being advised to hang tight until the stock market rebounds.

Word by Word Definitions

hang play
  1. : to fasten to some elevated point without support from below : suspend

  2. : to suspend by the neck until dead

  3. : to fasten so as to allow free motion within given limits upon a point of suspension

tight play
  1. : having elements close together

  2. : so close in structure as to prevent passage or escape (as of liquid, gas, or light) — compare lightproof, watertight

  3. : fitting very close to the body

  1. : fast, tightly, firmly

  2. : in a sound manner : soundly


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